With the self-imposed hiatus of mega pop band One Direction being in full swing, speculation still swirls as to whether or not the group will ever get back together again to record or perform. For some of the members, they have largely dropped from the public eye during the hiatus however, in the case of Harry Styles, news has surfaced that Styles is finally starting his acting career, an event that has been widely anticipated. Next year fans of 1D will be able to catch Styles in his acting debut in a film entitled Dunkirk.
Editor’s Note: Dunkirk is a WWII historical drama which is scheduled for release on July 21, 2017. Directed by Christopher Nolan this film centers around the events from May 27 and June 4, 1940. With large numbers of French, Belgian, and British troops being stranded and also being surrounded by the German army during the Battle of France, the movie tracks the military evacuation of the French city of Dunkirk in 1940. Filming began on May 23 in the city of Dunkirk. In the movie Styles will play the part of “Tommy,” a soldier, and he will be acting alongside Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Mark Rylance.
Taking to Twitter, many have tweeted about Styles’ arrival in France for filming.
DUNKIRK|| New photos of the set! They are gonna start recording it on Monday. (23.05.2016)
©jeanbart2959 -H pic.twitter.com/tNE7pVzOPD
— Harry Styles Updates (@HSupdating) May 21, 2016
||Harry leaving his hotel, in Dunkirk. (19.05.2016)
Obviously, with the reality of Styles finally consummating his acting career, this has further fueled speculation as to whether individual projects and ancillary careers in other arts are the only things in the future for the 1D members. Time will tell.